Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bates Sets School Record in 5,000 to Lead Bronco Track Team

In a field dominated by professionals, Emma Bates broke her own school record and finished seventh in the 5,000 meters yesterday at the Palo Alto Invite in California.  But Bates had plenty of company in impressive Bronco performances.

Bates finished second among collegiate runners with a time of 15:32.46.  Marisa Howard, who is competing in the 5,000 for the first time, set a personal mark of 16:17.66, while Tessa Murray finished in 16:35.

Freshman Emma Hyppa is being counted on to continue in Howard's footsteps in the steeplechase.  Hyppa made her debut and ran the distance in 10:37.65, the third-best performance in school history.  

David Elliott finished the men's 5,000 in 13:50, the second-fastest in school history.  Allan Schroeder clocked the third-best time in school history in the men's steeplechase, with a time of 8:46.48.

Jordin Andrade finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.56, while Fernando Martinez was fourth (52.30).  Mackenzie Flannigan finished second in the women's 100 with an outstanding time of 11.74. 

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